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Industry alarmed by Alberta’s surprise carbon credit usage limits

Published 23:27 on March 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:45 on March 27, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Alberta’s decision to restrict the number of tradable carbon units that emitters can use to comply with incoming regulations has caught project developers “off guard” and threatens to damage the Canadian province’s 10-year old offset market.

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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 24, 2017

Published 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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NA Markets: WCI prices nudge higher as Ontario sale stirs wider interest

Published 18:32 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:32 on March 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Activity in California’s carbon market picked up in the last week as traders began rolling March positions into the April contract while Ontario drew interest for its first auction.

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Forestry projects take lion’s share of latest California offset issuance

Published 20:10 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:12 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulators this week handed out just over 270,000 offsets, around a quarter of the previous issuance but still the second biggest handout of the year so far.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – March 2017

Published 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With the end of the financial year approaching, corporate buyers are keen to complete their budgeted offsetting and so demand has picked up in the last month. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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Don’t link carbon markets, policymakers are told

Published 01:37 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Linking carbon markets increases volatility and makes it less likely that they achieve emission reductions, an article in the journal Nature argued, proposing instead that policymakers “keep it simple” on carbon pricing.

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Optimism abounds amid unknowns of Ontario’s first carbon auction

Published 23:01 on March 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:01 on March 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Analysts are expecting Ontario’s inaugural cap-and-trade auction to be well subscribed, with participants eager to snap up allowances before the coming decade of constrained supply.

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Ontario ETS seen marginally long in 2017 but undersupplied in first phase -analysts

Published 00:33 on March 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:35 on March 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s new carbon market will be only marginally oversupplied in its inaugural year, with unseasonably warm weather slicing into the province’s 2017 emissions output, but the first four-year phase will be short overall.

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Rich nation carbon price must reach $190/t without CO2-sucking -IRENA/IEA

Published 13:08 on March 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:08 on March 20, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Carbon prices must reach $190/tonne by 2050 in all developed countries in order to meet the Paris Agreement goal of staying well below 2C without resorting to negative CO2 technologies, according to a report by international agencies IEA/IRENA and commissioned by Germany.

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Second 2017 WCI auction scheduled for May 16

Published 22:11 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:11 on March 17, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California and Quebec will auction a total 85 million allowances on May 16, the governments announced Friday, in the second of the four quarterly WCI auctions to be held in 2017.

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